Newsletter 7th May 2020

This half term we will be looking at the following value:

  • Resilience

- Letter from Mr Griffin

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Sir Winston Churchill's famous speech to signal the end of the Second World praises the British people's resolve, bravery and team work:

"God bless you all. This is your victory! It is the victory of the cause of freedom in every land. In all our long history we have never seen a greater day than this. Everyone, man or woman, has done their best. Everyone has tried. Neither the long years, nor the dangers, nor the fierce attacks of the enemy, have in any way weakened the independent resolve of the British nation. God bless you all."

It has been lovely to see the range of activities happening in your families to celebrate and remember VE day. Keep posting these onto the class platforms for your teachers to see.

Last week, May Day was unable to go ahead however the year one and two children were given the challenge to create a poster to remind us of this important annual occasion. Mrs Towler has added some of the entries which you can find later on in the newsletter.

I would like to end just by reiterating my thanks and gratitude to all the families for continuing to work incredibly hard during this difficult time to support your children with their learning.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mr Griffin

- Message from Mrs Ellam

At Charlton we do our best to keep your children safe, including while online.  To support you with online safety at home, please click on the link for help-sheets for parents and home activity packs for children.
 
Please click on the link below:

 

- Childline Support

You can talk to them about anything. No problem is too big or too small. you can find the link on the banner of our website too.

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

- Reading Record Milestone

Well done to these people for reaching a Reading Record Milestone (every 25 nights) in their Reading Record. Well done to everyone!

FSU
Isla 100
Ben B 75
 
Year 1
Niamh 100
Estelle 175
Amber 150
 
Year 2
Molly 100
Tom 75
 
Year 3
Beatrice 150
Neive  150
 
Year 4
Emilia F 125
Willow 125
 
Year 5
Willem 175
 
Year 6
Wilf 175

- MENTAL HEALTH TEAM

Please find below their third Newsletter. You can also find in at: https://charlton-on-otmoor.sch.life/page/detail/mental-health-newsletter-3

- Book to read with the children (Super Stats Space E-Book

- Home Learning

- FSU

The FSU children have continued with their farm topic this week as well as learning about VE day. They listened to two stories about Felix the fast tractor and then had a go at writing their own stories about Felix...We were very impressed by the children's efforts. Here are just a few examples sent in from Beau, Emily and Oliver.

It was lovely to see Oliver taking part in the sockfest activity for this fortnight as well. Well done Oliver!
Look at Lois reading to her teddies! Lois has also been very busy while at home practising her writing. Keep up the good work Lois!
 
Lily went on a tractor hunt at her Nanny's farm and found an amazing selection of old and new tractors.

- Yr1/2

Last week, May Day was unable to go ahead however the year one and two children were given the challenge to create a poster to remind us of this important annual occasion.

The contributors are: Isla with her beautiful May Day Story, Ben, Amelia, Brody, Henry & Orla.

 
Below are a few photos of some of the things Eliza in FSU has been up to in confinement.
 
* She collected all the red things she could find and made a piece of performance art
* Making a camp fire using local firewood and then cooking sausages, potatoes, corn and chocolatey bananas
* Creating a musical instrument using rocks and a wooden frame with the help of her Mamie (Nan).

- Yr 3/4

 
This week not only have the children in Y3/4 been learning about weather, they have also been reading about the cloud-men in James and The Giant Peach. The children have thought hard about inventing their own weather machine and the types of jobs the cloud-men would get up to.
 
The contributors are: Emily, Kit, Neive, Beatrice & Ruby.

- Yr 5/6

More great work from Wilf, Hope, Emily, Charlie & Hannah. We also have Emilia riding her bike, well done everyone!

- How to apply for free school meals

Ask for an application form from your child’s school (see link below), complete it and return to the school together with proof of benefit so that your school can assess eligibility.

Link to application form:

http://schools.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/schools/files/folders/folders/documents/schoolmeals/appendixB.pdf

Proof of benefit cannot be demonstrated by a bank statement or photocopies, only by an original of the following:

- Income Support - letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application showing breakdown of income support payment.

- Income Based Employment & Support Allowance - letter from DWP/Jobcentre Plus dated within one month of application.

- Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit and 'annual income as assessed by the Inland Revenue' of below the threshold figure for the year) - All pages of the TC602 Inland Revenue tax credit award notice for the current tax year.

- State pension credit - Pension Credit M1000 Award Notice.

Asylum seekers will need to provide a National Asylum and Support Service (NASS) support notice or IS96 document including details of authority providing support under part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. You will be required to supply:

* NASS reference number
* Port reference number
* Name of authority

When to apply?
You should apply to your school when you first start to receive benefit as claims are not backdated. Your eligibility will be reviewed at least every six months by the school.

You should notify the school immediately if any changes occur to your benefits.

- Various Information

To keep you all busy, on our website we have been putting links to all sorts of interesting and exciting activities for all ages:

https://charlton-on-otmoor.sch.life/Page/Category/google-classroom-during-lockdown 

These are updated regularly so keep checking it for new ideas.

There are also links for technical support and how to use Google Classroom:

https://charlton-on-otmoor.sch.life/page/category/remote-learning-it

Remember to keep reading and filling in reading records.  


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